Policy: AC05: Attendance Policy


The policy pertains to the requirements as prescribed under s. 3. (1), s. 20. (1), and s. 25. (1) of O. Reg. 415/06.”

Purpose of RHI’s Attendance Policy

The instructors and other resources of the Institute have furnished for the education of students who attend the Robert Health Institute. Class attendance policy and class schedule have provided students and faculty to promote a reasonably orderly arrangement for instruction.  It is unusual for students to be successful in a class without attending, preparing, and regularly participating in program activities. Therefore, it is the prerogative of the RHI to establish requirements for class attendance. Students are responsible for complying with the RHI’s absences policy requirements.

Procedures of RHI’s Attendance Policy

The RHI’S attendance policy should be given to students in writing during the first week of classes. Students are expected to attend all class sessions of courses for which they are registered. The faculty and administration strongly encourage students to attend every class session, spend at least two hours in review and preparation for each hour in class, and participate fully in all aspects of the class.  

The Institute’s attendance policy aims to encourage class attendance; all instructors should organize and conduct their courses with this policy in mind.  Students should attend every class they have scheduled and take responsibility for all duties covered in the courses taken. Base on student-centred education, the instructor, should decide when the class absence affects a student’s scholastic attainment. Students whose absences cause them to result from deficient scholastically, in the instructor’s judgment, run the risk of accomplishing a failing grade or achieving a lower grade than the students might have earned had they been in regular attendance.

Instructors should provide a reasonable opportunity to make up work for students who miss class for curricular and extracurricular activities such as class or clinic field trips, athletic contests, and emergency absences. However, if the instructor considers such scheduled trips negatively to impact a student’s scholastic performance, the instructor should discuss the matter with the students. Arrangements to make up work because of class absences are the students’ responsibility.  

If an instructor requires an out-of-class activity that conflicts with a regularly scheduled class, students should discuss this matter with the instructor requiring the out-of-class activity. In these cases the students are to attend the regularly scheduled class and should be given the opportunity by the instructor requiring the out-of-class activity to make up the missed work or to be given an alternate assignment in lieu of the missed out-of-class assignment.  

Instructors also should provide, within reason, an opportunity to make up work for students who miss classes for other legitimate but unavoidable reasons, such as illness, injury, death within the family, other family emergencies, military service, or religious observance. When students miss a class, exam, presentation, or assignment due to an unavoidable absence, they should report to the institute administration and contact instructor as soon as the unavoidable absence is known to discuss ways to make up the work.

An instructor may not accept an unavoidable absence as legitimate if the student has failed to contact the instructor before the evaluative exam. Students are responsible for using only legitimate, unavoidable reasons for requesting make-up work to catch up and compensate for the missed class or evaluative exam. Faculty may request documentation related to the absence of the student. Without permission of an individual instructor, no test or class material will be repeated or rescheduled. Students may subject to violations of the Academic Integrity policy if their requests for missing class, exams, presentations, or assignments have based on false claims.


Taking off 1 workday: Provide writing notice before 1 day.

Taking off 2-5 workdays: Provide writing notice before 1 week.

Taking off more than 5 workdays: Provide writing notice at least before 2 weeks’ notice.


If student is sick or has an emergency situation, they are required to let instructor know with at least 1 hour notice and find replacement or remedy for their class.


If student does not let instructor know they will not be at class, disciplinary action will be taken.

If student misses class for 3 days without letting instructor know, they will be terminated.


If student is more than 30 minutes late on 5 different occasions, disciplinary action will be taken.